AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 20 Accessing Data Bases
Poster, Monday, January 5, 2004, 9:20am-6:30pm, Hanover Hall

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[20.04] Improving Linking from the Literature to On-line Data

G. Eichhorn, A. Accomazzi, C.S. Grant, E.A. Henneken, M.J. Kurtz, S.S. Murray (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA.)

The ADS, in close collaboration with the Astrophysics Data Centers Executive Committee (ADEC) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) has been working on improving the linking between the literature and on-line data by allowing authors to specify data that were used in the research described in journal articles. We are working with the ADEC on identifying data sets in a consistent manner. The ADEC has agreed that all NASA data centers will use data set identifiers of the form:


where facility specifies the telescope that acquired the data and identifier is a data center selected identifier for a particular data set. The ADS is providing a registration service for facility names that identify data collections at the various data centers, a verification service that allows authors and editors to verify the existence of data set identifiers, and a linking service that allows journals to use permanent URLs for links to data sets that may move between data centers.

Current plans of the ADEC-AAS collaboration call for including data set identifiers in the LaTeX manuscripts by the authors. The data set identifiers will be provided by the data centers with all data delivered. The editorial process will verify all data set identifiers and include links to the on-line data from the on-line articles. The identifiers used in each article will be made available to the ADS for linking to the on-line data from the ADS system as well.

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